Global Skills

Whether you’re going abroad for the first or hundredth time, the Centre for Global Programmes is here to help. We can advise on many aspects of your planning and time abroad so that you can make the most out of any opportunity.

  • Considerations checklistIf you are just starting to think about what you want out of a global experience and where you might want to go, for a full year or shorter timescale, in a group or as a solo traveller, then look at our considerations checklist. It goes through lots of things you will need to consider and what to research to help you choose the right opportunity for you.

  • Information eventsThroughout the autumn and spring terms we have information sessions and fairs, so you can discover opportunities available to you, meet other students who’ve been abroad and ask any questions about how to apply.

  • Clinic HoursBook a time to have a one-on-one discussion with one of our advisors (see the contacts box at the bottom of our Global You webpage). Or come and speak to our Peer advisors, students who have been on one of our programmes so can give you all the insider information!

  • FinanceInformation on tuition fees, government travel grants, funding opportunities and crowdfunding, to help you plan for and manage the finances during your global opportunity.

  • Pre-departure workshopsOur workshops help you plan for a successful time abroad by giving you advice on the next steps to take (once you've been offered a place on a global programme). Hear from speakers on a range of topics including adapting to a different culture, staying healthy and safe, keeping your information up to date both in York and abroad and your rights and responsibilities when you're going global.

  • Languages for International MobilityNeed to learn the local lingo? Our free LFIM courses can equip you with essential phrases and make you aware of cultural differences to help you immerse yourself in the life of the host country.

  • Global Opportunities on CampusLearn about the many ways you can gain an international experience without leaving York, from free academic courses and one-off seminars and conversation afternoons, to events and work experience.

  • Student Support HubAs you remain a York students throughout any global experience, you will be supported by the student support hub. They are your first point of contact for the central Student Support and Registry services.